Kathy Crow Commons
Growth | Community | Service
With deep roots, comes abundant growth.
Growth | Community | Service
Kathy Crow Commons is a family of students, faculty, and staff who work hard to create a welcoming home away from home. We encourage creative growth, value our cultural and religious differences, foster comprehensive learning of all kinds, and serve the greater good. We strive to create a transformative environment that encourages wellness and intellectual enrichment.
Engage Dallas is a place-based community engagement initiative via SMU’s Residential Commons to address community needs focusing on South and West Dallas. The initiative is a long-term, university-wide commitment led by students to partner with local residents, organizations, and other leaders to positively impact the community. There is equal emphasis on campus and community impact stemming from the initiative.
In Kathy Crow Commons, we focus on Environmental Injustice as a community need in Dallas. Kathy Crow students address this by collaborating on service events and activities with local partners, Greenspace Dallas, Restorative Farms, and Trinity River Audubon Center, to directly help those most in need. Our students who serve gain a broader understanding of current social problems, build community with both the city and their peers, and can earn their Community Engagement Proficiency required for graduation. Engage Dallas cultivates unique and enriching experiences for SMU students to explore and serve Dallas!
Questions? Email Engage Dallas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dallas civic leader Kathy Crow earned her Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business. In addition to serving on the SMU Board of Trustees, she is a member of the executive boards of the Cox School of Business and the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She also has served in the Women’s Economics and Finance Series at Cox. Harlan Crow earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and soon afterward joined Trammell Crow Company. He has worked with Crow-affiliated entities for nearly 40 years and currently serves as chairman and CEO of Crow Family Holdings. He is a member of several boards of directors, including the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Monticello Foundation Board.
|Community abbreviations|| KCC, KCROW
|Physical address|| 5811 Bush Ave.
|Room types||Singles and doubles|
|Gender||Co-ed by gender by room|
Get to know the faculty, staff, and student leaders of Kathy Crow Commons.
Daniele Forlino is a lecturer of Italian and serves as the Area Chair for the Italian Program. His partner, Dr. Aria Cabot is the director of the World Languages and Literatures Teaching and Technology Center at SMU. They, along with their two children, Sofia and Rocco are part of the Kathy Crow family, and are eager to contribute to the intellectual enrichment of its community. Learn more about Dr. Forlino and his family.
Residential Community Director
Macon is originally from Raleigh, NC. She holds a Masters of Education from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & History from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Macon's favorite part of working in Residence Life & Student Housing is watching her students learn & grow throughout their time in Kathy Crow Commons. Beyond work, she enjoys live music, reading, and traveling.